Spend a day cycling in Zanzibar and it’s hard not to feel like you’ve discovered some kind of secret. With warm wind in your hair, groups of excited children yelling “jambo!” or “howah-yoouu” after you, and the exhilaration of making your own way – it is truly the best way to get to know a place.  We cater primarily towards bicycle lovers who want a unique country tour with delicious food, breathtaking views, skilled guides and most importantly inspiring rides. We strive for excellence and our local biking knowledge is extensive. Zanzibar Biking Expeditions will not only take you on the best bike tours, but more importantly, we will show you the authentic lifestyle in Zanzibar! Book Now

In Zanzibar you will see many bicycles, as people use their bicycles as an easy and cheap means of transport to be able to move around in the areas where they live and work. As a visitor passing through various villages and seeing the nature just outside of town, you will get a different experience as you have a chance to see more of the surroundings.

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Entry Fees

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit

– Government tax and VAT

Cheetah’s Rock is a unique, very special place where people and animals interact directly – face to face, eye to eye. This is not a zoo, nor a wildlife sanctuary – This is something completely different. Prepare yourself for a magical, memorable and remarkable experience.  We believe in introducing wildlife in a really different, much closer, interactive and more personal way. At Cheetah’s Rock we limit our guest numbers – this means guests have a lot more personal interaction with our animals. Our animals include our handsome cheetah Tyson, growing white Lion Aslan (born March 2014), our talented zebra Chaka and many others. Book Now

We are open to welcome you every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. We ask all our guests to arrive by 14:30 o’clock (2:30 PM) in time to get ready for our mandatory safety briefing at 14:45 o’clock (2:45 PM) after which there can be no late admission. You will meet your first rescued wild animal at 15:00 o’clock (3 PM). The tour lasts until around 18:45 o’clock (6:45 PM). This tour time in the afternoon means our rescued wild animals are well rested and ready to meet you. There is daylight during the whole tour so you can take plenty of wonderful pictures of yourselves and our animals.

All our tours are given in English to accommodate our international guests from all over the world. Guests are encouraged to have basic understanding of English to get the most out of all the fascinating information about our wild animals presented to you by Jenny during the tour.

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit,

– Government tax and VAT

Who has not dreamed of riding a beautiful horse along a wonderful white sandy beach?… Or swimming on horseback in the water of Indian Ocean? Now you can experience this and much more….. Book Now

There are 13 horses, Arex, Nasra, Ivi, Myo, Sour, Julian, Ganja, Aicha, Garco, Raja, Suami, Bajram and Sandy. They come from Kenya and Tanzania and are a cross of different breeds. They are so strong and elegant, yet so sensitive and proud. All horses are friendly, well trained and of high quality providing enjoyable rides for all levels of riders. The ranch management is based on a deep respect for animals and nature, environmental protection, peaceful co-existence and integration with reality of the local culture.

 

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit,

– Government tax and VAT

The village houses some 6000 inhabitants whose everyday lives are closely connected to the tidal cycle of the Indian Ocean, which determines the pattern of activities in the village and on the beach. A common feature is to see the women attending to their seaweed farms on low tide, and the fishermen returning their dhows from the reef with the fresh catch of octopus and other species on high tide. Book Now

Visiting in Jambiani, the village on South east coast you will have this opportunity. This long, narrow coastal village hugs one of the island’s loveliest beaches, dotted with hotels and guesthouses. Three and a half miles long, this village has for some years featured a cultural tour that gives travelers an insight into the daily lives of locals, and some idea of their past and how their future might unfold.

 

The package includes the followings:-

– Entrance Fee

– Tour Guide

– Mineral Water

– Transport.

– Government Tax and VAT

The Jozani Forest which is located in the central east region of Zanzibar Island is the home of rare Red Colobus Monkey which is only endemic to Zanzibar. A red colobus monkey, unlike their more widespread and adapted cousins, the Black and White Colobus, are a rain forest species which are now confined to very small areas of equatorial forest in tropical Africa. Book Now

It is therefore a rare treat to be able to see them here in Zanzibar. The reserve also accommodate a large mangrove swamp and a tract of natural forest that is home to a few unique species including the Sykes monkey, bush babies, duikers, hyraxes, over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds. Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

The package includes the following:

– Entrance Fee

– Tour Guide

– Mineral Water

– Transport

– Government Tax and VAT

Nungwi is the name of the village at the northern part of Zanzibar Island. These parts of the trip mainly focuses on Cultural village visit of the Nungwi Village, sightseeing and free time to relax at the white sand beach of the north. The best time to visit is in the early morning when the fish market is in full swing – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other large fish for sale. Book Now

In the mornings local fishermen (and women) wade out to the edge of the coral reef to catch a number of different small sea creatures including squid, octopus, puffer fish and the occasional ray – their catch will be sold at the fish market throughout the day.

In this tour you will have the possibility to explore traditional fishing village with visiting the local boatyard, where fisherman’s dhows are still made the traditional way. You will discover how locals live their everyday lives and how they make their livelihoods. After that you will visit Mnarani Aquarium, where you will have the possibility to see various species.

 

The package includes the followings:-

– Entrance Fee

– Tour Guide

– Mineral Water

– Transport.

– Government Tax and VAT

– Transport

– Government Tax and VAT

Experience the famous Spice Island while following the footsteps of Princess Salme, daughter of the first Sultan of Zanzibar! Your tour begins with a visit to the Mtoni Palace. This impressive site was once home of the first Sultan of Zanzibar and the birthplace of SayyidaSalme, his daughter who later eloped with a German merchant to live in Hamburg; her bestselling book gives a lot of interesting details about Zanzibar’s history and her life in the palace. Wander around the extensive ruins with your guide while he brings to life for you the palace’s as well as Zanzibar’s history. Book Now

Afterwards, a 15 minutes’ drive will take you to Salome’s Garden. This is a stunning Omani mansion which once belonged to Salme’s uncle. You will be treated to a traditional coffee ceremony in the extensive romantic garden right by the sea. Until recently the place was home to the Zanzibar Creative Education Foundation,  a small non-profit school that teaches children from different backgrounds following Rudolf Steiner’s concept of holistic learning. Most of the students are orphans and/or from very poor families, who would not otherwise have any chance to receive a good education.

EA Holidays is supporting this wonderful project with a donation for every visitor.

Then, you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths, built for the second wife of Salme’s father.

You continue to a lovely mature spice plantation. During a leisurely walk you will see, learn about, and taste the abundance of spices, fruits and herbal remedies grown in Zanzibar. To round off the experience, you will be served a delicious home-cooked lunch, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Zanzibar’s countryside.

 

Included in this excursion:

– Transport and Guide Serice

– Boat ride to Bubu

– Entry Fees in Mtoni Palace and Persian Bath

– Coffee Ceremony at Bububu

– Spice tour, lunch and fruits

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit, Government tax and VAT

There were numerous routes used by slave traders across the islands, especially after the slave trade was declared illegal. Such excursions can begin at Kelele square where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar, moving to the house of Tippu Tip, the notorious slave trader and then on to the Anglican Church, built on the old slave market. Book Now

From here, tours often move to Mbweni, past the missionary graves to visit Mbweni Ruins, formerly a school for freed slave girls, before we come back to Stone Town for lunch. After lunch we proceed to the house of the good slaves friend Dr. David Livingstone who campaigned for the abolition of slavery which marked its end in 1873. We will also visit Maruhubi Ruins where 99 necked enslaved women were entertaining the Arab Sultan of Zanzibar (1870-1888) in the luxurious palace. The last stop is at Mangapwani chamber where slaves were kept waiting for monsoon winded boats to fetch them and to be exiled.

 

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Entry Fees

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit

– Government tax and VAT

Zanzibar was one of the largest slave ports in the vast Indian Ocean slave trade, which was dominated by Arab slave traders. The Arab slave trade originated before Islam and lasted more than a millennium. The slavers hacked their way from Bagamoyo on the Tanzania mainland coast into the African interior, as far west as the Congo. The slavers traded, bribed chiefs, pillaged and frequently kidnapped to meet the high demand for slaves. Book Now

Although best known today as an island paradise, there are many prominent reminders of Zanzibar’s dark history in the slave trade around Stone Town and across the island. The market where slaves were confined in dark, airless, underground chambers before being sold still contains the chains bolted to the concrete. A moving memorial now stands where the market once was, reminding visitors and locals alike, of the atrocities committed on that very spot centuries before.

The tour starts from Kelele Square, walk along the alleys of Stone Town to the house of former trader Tippu Tip. Then proceed to biggest market at Mkunazini (Stone Town) where slaves were cruelty whipped before being auctioned. From there we proceed to the house of the good slaves friend Dr. David Livingstone who campaigned for the abolition of slavery which marked its end in 1873. We will also visit Maruhubi Ruins where 99 necked enslaved women were entertaining the Arab Sultan of Zanzibar (1870-1888) in the luxurious palace.

 

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Entry Fees

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit

– Government tax and VAT

A wonderful opportunity to see spices like cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations. Other tropical fruits such as jack fruit, custard, apple, Rambutan, Carambola can also be seen and tasted. Book Now

Furthermore you will see plants like the Henna bush, Lipstick tree and Lemon grass. Finally you will visit the Kidichi Persian Bath which was built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said bin Sultan in 1850 and Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Baraghash Bin Said in 1880 which were built especially for housing 99 of his harems. Sensible shoes and hats are advisable.

Our tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, dourian, love apple, litche, soursop ( depending on the season ) etc. Spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, vanilla, and nutmeg – are as exotic as the flavor. A full tour involves much more than spices, and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa, and coffee trees. This is also the very best and cheapest place to buy locally made perfumes and oils.

Our guided walking tour passes through villages and spice plantations, a walk through the farms as spice farms workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything.

The package include the following:

– Tour Guide

– Mineral Water

– Coconut climbing – depending on Weather condition

– Local made hat, tie, rings among others

– Entry fees

– Transport.

– Government Tax and VAT

This two or three hours tour begins with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market, alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady aroma of herbs and spices, we continue onto the site of a cathedral built in 1874 then to the Zanzibar Museum, Tippu Tip’s House, the former British Club, the Old Fort  and the recently renovated Indian Dispensary if you will have enough time. Book Now

Your tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of Stone Town. You will real enjoy walking around the narrow streets of Stone Town where most of the houses date back more than 150 years. You will see many bazaars, curio shops, restaurants, stores selling souvenirs.

The islands became part of the historical record of the wider world when Persian traders discovered them and used them as a base for voyages between the Middle East, India, and Africa. The Persians settled at what became Zanzibar City (Stone Town) as a convenient point from which to trade with East African coastal towns.

 

The package includes the following:

– Entrance Fee

– Tour Guide

– Mineral Water

– Transport.

– Government Tax and VAT

Have you ever heard what the people of Zanzibar eat and how they cook? Swahili Cooking Lesson gives you the opportunity to see, taste and smell the flavours of Zanzibar. These cooking lessons are designed for those who want to create delicious Swahili meals. All our local chefs are carefully selected and speak excellent English. The classes are extremely informative and full of learning and practical time. Book Now

In a local village you will experience how to cook the real Swahili dishes originally from Zanzibar. The professional local women will run a special training to you for the preparation of Swahili food such as, ugali, wali, vipopoo, maandazi, mboga, tuwi, mchuzi, visheti, etc. What you will prepare is what you will get for lunch!

The ladies will dress typical Zanzibar colorful kanga smelling Zanzibar essence. You will be with our shelf and guide as you go straight to the local market while handling a traditional typical Zanzibar bag ( mkoba). You will visit the market while collecting the ingredients that will be useful to your cooking lesson. There you will experience the jokes of the market people. You will hear them calling you Zanzibar names such as Fatma, Khadija and others to feel yourself that you are a typical Zanzibarian.

Spice up your trip with a hands-on Zanzibar cooking class! ,prepare four delicious authentic recipes then enjoy them for lunch or dinner in our local places, we are talking about authentic Zanzibar meals, go spicy sometimes! Cooking class in the spice farm is a great fun and new experience.

Included in this excursion:

– Transport

– Lunch

– Guide Service

– Mineral Water

– Travel Permit

– Government tax and VAT